NATIONAL RARE DISEASE DAY

Key figuresA disease or disorder is defined as rare in Europe when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the USA when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the EU (European Union), and another may touch…

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THE STRONGEST LINK IN THE CHAIN

Whereever you are today I am more than certain you will cross the path of a caregiver. Take the time to stop for a second to thank them for their service. The caregiver is the strongest link in the care team for those we have been chosen to serve. The caregiver spends countless selfless hours caring for those in need.…

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PROMOTING PATIENT DIGNITY

We care for a humble man named Mark, who at age 62 remains staunchly independent despite a body that’s growing old and frail and a world growing smaller each day due to the limitations imposed by his health problems. I’ve learned a lot from Mark about how to promote dignity in caring for OUR patients. Dignity has been defined as…

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THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE

Every person that crosses our path is unique in their needs. Whether it is the client we are serving or the family member who is affected by the ever-changing state of their loved one, they all matter and we are all affected by the challenges of change. I was reminded of this over the weekend when I went to care…

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